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Description: This map is ink on cardboard and shows the location of military forts over the course of years. Also shown are points of interest, streets, the Mississippi...
Date: 1840 ca.
Description: Fort Crawford (the second site, with buildings of 1829-?), on the east bank of the Mississippi River, about 2 miles above the mouth of the Wisconsin River.
Description: Bird's-eye view drawing of the grounds of Villa Louis, the estate of the fur trading Dousman family. After the death of H. Louis Dousman's mother in 1882,...
Community: Prairie du Chien
Historic Name: VILLA LOUIS - gazebo
Reference Number: 12638
Date: 1875 ca.
Description: Fort Crawford ruins. This image may be even earlier than 1875; by the 1880's almost nothing was left of the actual fort compound buildings.
Historic Name: Joseph Rolette House
Reference Number: 3958
Description: Fort Shelby built in 1814 and named for the Governor of Kentucky, was surrendered to British forces later in 1814 and renamed Fort McKay. Pictured here is...
Description: This map shows streets, lots, and landownership. Also included are notations in pencil and blue colored pencil. Some lots are colored in blue, green, or...
Historic Name: commercial building
Reference Number: 147544
Historic Name: ST. GABRIEL'S GRADE SCHOOL
Reference Number: 3904
Description: Union troops at Lawler Hall which was used as a U.S. military hospital during the Civil War. Originally built as the Brisbois Hotel in 1857, it was given f...
Description: This plat map shows lots, the Kickapoo River, and the Wisconsin River.
Historic Name: Erdenberger Ice House
Reference Number: 72070
Description: Dousman family entertaining house guests on the lawn at Villa Louis. A table and chairs are set up on the grass and several of the group are holding baseba...
Reference Number: 147547
Historic Name: Gremore-Coorough House
Reference Number: 72069
Historic Name: VILLA LOUIS - main house
Reference Number: 12633
Historic Name: LAWLER, JOHN, HOUSE
Reference Number: 3939
City: Prairie du Chien
Historic Name: GERMAN SCHOOL
Reference Number: 3934
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